How to Install HP Printer Without Disc

By Leonardo R. Grabkowski

If you bought a used printer, you likely got a great bargain, but it is unlikely the printer came with an installation disc. If you bought a new Hewlett Packard (HP) printer, you should have received an installation disc. If you haven't, you can still install your HP printer in no time.

Step 1

Examine the printer to find your model number. Most HP printers place the model number on the front or back of the printer.

Step 2

Visit the HP Support website to download the appropriate drivers. Enter your model number and choose your operating system to download the correct drivers.

Step 3

Connect the printer to the computer according to the package instructions.

Step 4

Open your computer's Start menu and select "Control Panel," then select "Printers" under "Hardware." Click on "Add a Printer." Use the recommended port to install the printer.

Step 5

Select the brand (HP) of your printer, then select the model number. Click "Next" and allow the wizard to install your printer. Print a test page to make sure it works correctly.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the test page does not print, double-check all connections between the printer and the computer. Make sure the printer is loaded with paper and turned on.
  • USB (universal serial bus) printers automatically install after you have the driver and connect the printer.

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